Texans place TE Daniels on IR, but designated to return

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans placed tight end Owen Daniels on injured reserve, with a designation to return on Wednesday.

The move occurred one day after the Chronicle reported that Daniels may be sidelined as long as two months with a broken fibula. The veteran suffered the injury in Sunday's 34-3 loss at San Francisco.

Daniels is second on the team with 24 receptions for 252 yards and his three touchdown catches ties him with tight end Garrett Graham for the team lead.

To fill the roster spot, the club signed tight end Jake Byrne to the active roster.